Slightly delayed getting this TR up, but better late than never as the saying goes
A week in PDC Mar 17th – 24th
Couldn’t have asked for better weather, glorious sunshine every day
I had to make sure that we adopted my companies philosophy of “stay safe in the sunshine”, ensuring that we hydrated regularly at the many watering holes in the resort
We had a lazy kind of week, we’re not lie by the pool/go to the beach types and usually hire a car or take a bus for a few days out exploring. This time however we just walked around 6/7 miles a day stopping for drinks/chill out/ food when hungry.
In fact it was just what was called for after a hectic last few months at work.
For food we visited many old favourites, just as good as always
La Dolce Vita
The Great Wall (Chinese)
Yum Yums (Good sandwiches for a lighter bite on the balcony)
We also tried a few new places
TJ’s tapas, …….Very tasty food at very reasonable prices, however most of the meat comes on the bone and I’m not a big fan of that, I enjoyed my meal but it would have been much better had it been off the bone
Cantina Don Rafael, ……We called in for a snack during the day after a long beach walk, they had a special on Fajitas and although good price and perfectly edible, the quality was a couple of leagues below Emma’s Cantina for Mexican food
Taberna Del Nino ……..Nice little tapas place up near McDonalds a little expensive I thought for the portion size and I was expecting a little better after the things I had heard. (I would not say the food was not nice just that I was a little disappointed)
We won a couple of meals in the quiz at the Barge Inn one night and they were both very enjoyable
For Drinks, we’d stop where we fancied but a few of the old favourites were visited several times and didn’t disappoint
Bluebells (great jugs of ice cream cocktails, great way to spend a couple of hours relaxing in the afternoon
I noticed that Tropical disco now seems to have closed or is at least having some serious refurbishment. It was full of rubble the whole week we were there
We called into Bourbon Street (Old town) one night to see an old friend, They had ice cold bottles of Peroni (330ml) at €2, I thought it rude not to help get rid of them !!
**A Mention at this stage should go to Sunset Beach. Having been to PDC numerous times before and having never been in, we decided to give it a shot, I do not understand how bars in these tough times can justify charging almost double for a beer (especially in the day time, no live music etc etc) as their competitors yards away who have just as good a view etc etc ….needless to say we only had one drink and won’t be going back in a hurry **
The Owl and Pussycat.
The Barge Inn
Both are great fun and the drinks are very reasonable
Been back now just over a month and already looking at dates for the next visit